OUR STORY

Master Degrees in Education prepared Corey & Elizabeth for the challenges they would face in the classroom, but it was their experience working as educators that opened their eyes to a much greater need within education. Years of experience working with students with different challenges and families with unique needs taught them an important lesson: Academic success is heavily dependent on the structures, routines, and supports that are provided both at school and at home. Parents are rightfully concerned about supporting their child’s success and are searching for effective guidance and support on how best to do so. The 'idea' for Hopkins Education Services was born from this need of parents to want MORE for their children.

With over a decade of experience working as an educator in Colorado, Corey has been involved with a wide range of challenging scenarios that have limited a child’s success in school. Corey saw success in his career, but was yearning for something more fulfilling. As he served numerous families within public education he realized that his compassion, talents, and expertise would create a more positive impact for families and the world if he ventured off to independently serve families as an Individualized Education Coach

Joined by his partner, Elizabeth (who is also a Master teacher of nearly a decade), Hopkins Education Services is taking a new approach to education by focusing on a child's strengths and building upon them. HES takes a compassionate approach to assessment, planning and goal development. We work differently from other education consultants because we integrate mindfulness and leadership training into our services to build confidence and success in our client's life, empowering them. We believe this is the formula to transform potential into success.

Corey and Elizabeth strive to effectively empower parents and youth to be powerful advocates for themselves. They do this while creating a deeper family bond among all members. 

At HES we provide a secure and comfortable environment for families to voice their feelings and concerns regarding their family/children.  This openness allows our coaches to use their intuition and expertise to develop a custom, comprehensive plan to support each child and family on their journey toward happiness and success.

Corey has been referred to as, ‘The Autism Whisperer’, by school psychologists with whom he has worked. Fellow educators describe Corey as compassionate, detail-oriented, and professional. Elizabeth's success has come with making connections with kids, honing in on their needs and strengths, all while building self-confidence.

While living their passion serving families as Individualized Education Coaches, Corey and Elizabeth ensure all voices are heard, understood, and supported.  At HES we believe that by collaborating openly and maintaining a compassionate and flexible mindset, we can develop essential routines, plans, and goals that families and individuals will readily embrace and implement with ease. 

 

ELIZABETH HOPKINS

M.Ed ESL
Owner & Individualized Education Coach

Elizabeth Hopkins, HES owner and Individualized Education Coach, is a former teacher specializing in literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Gifted and Talented (GT) education. Elizabeth brings vast experience in working with K-8 learners, having received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language from the University of Michigan. Her other credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Kalamazoo College and a Professional Teaching License from the State of Colorado. She has also facilitated professional development at the team, school, and district levels in the areas of gifted and talented education, curriculum design and implementation, reading and writing workshops for elementary teachers, ESL, teacher leadership, and data analysis. She enjoys collaborating with parents, students, educators and community members to ensure every child has a positive and meaningful educational experience.

COREY HOPKINS

M.Ed SpEd
Owner & Individualized Education Coach

Corey Hopkins worked in special education a case manager and educator for nearly 15 years in Metro Denver. Corey received his Master’s Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University, a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Iowa, his Professional Teaching License in the State of Colorado, certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and he is a Trained Mindfulness Educator through Mindful Schools. In September 2015, Corey founded Hopkins Education Services (HES), intent on providing a compassionate, mindful, and individualized approach to education.  In this capacity, Corey works to provide students of all abilities with a positive educational experience based on the individual needs of each student.  HES also works to provide meaningful support, professional development, and training to parents, educators, and other community groups who work with youth. Corey strives to empower parents and youth to be powerful advocates for themselves.

STEPHANIE JANKOVICH

M.Ed SpEd

Individualized Education Coach

Stephanie brings over a decade of special education experience to Hopkins Education Services and truly is able to connect with and accelerate student learning.  Ms. Stef, as her students call her, makes sure that learning is fun, engaging and targeted.  She helps to encourage students to try their best, be mindful of their work and emotions, and learn to advocate when back in class.  Stephanie specializes in working with students with special needs including ADHD and ASD. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language, Hearing Science from CU Boulder, and her Masters in Special Education from Regis University.

STEFANI CALL

M.A. SpEd
Individualized Education Coach

Stefani joined Hopkins so that she could share her gifts of supporting struggling learners and improving the lives of children with special needs. Her background and experience in special education paired with her passion for working with children with special needs makes her a dynamic education coach. She loves helping young children accomplish tasks that may seem overwhelming at first. She has a natural talent for helping students apply newly acquired skills into their everyday lives. Stefani has specialized training in Orton-Gillingham, Crisis Prevention Intervention, and ASD. She supports students as they build skills in elementary literacy and math education.  A Colorado native, Stefani received her Bachelor of Arts in History from CU Boulder, and her Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

STEPHANIE STINER

BA SpEd
Individualized Education Coach

Meet Stephanie Stiner,  a Colorado native and special education educator.  Stephanie has worked in education for over 10 years, and there’s nothing else in the world she would rather do! Helping kids is her passion, and Stephanie has a special place in her heart for children with special needs. She understands the importance of building rapport and trust with students.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Iona College and her Special Education Credentials from California State University San Marco. She loves spending time with her boyfriend, traveling, being outdoors, skiing, hiking, camping, paddle boarding and gardening. She also has the cutest little dog, Zorra, who she loves to take with her with her wherever she goes.

CYNTHIA KRUSE

M.Ed SpEd
Individualized Education Coach

Cynthia She believes all children and young adults deserve an educational experience of confidence and long term success by learning to access their own super powers and strengths. This is what drives her as a teacher. Cynthia loves working with and learning from students who are unique, sensitive, and creative and creating with them, feelings of joy and accomplishment in the school setting. She also loves to travel to beautiful places that have big lakes, large trees, and different cultures that help her continue to develop her understanding of the world. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and all sorts of creative and artistic expression.

MERYL DUGUAY

M.Ed, Ed.S
Owner, Duguay Educational Consulting and Advocacy

Meryl Duguay is owner and founder of Duguay Educational Consulting and Advocacy, where she works closely with the Hopkins team to support families as an expert, guiding and empowering them to advocate for their child’s individual needs. In addition to serving families with Duguay Ed., Meryl sat on the Community Partner Advisory Council for Special Education at Denver Public Schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, to collaborate on methods and practices aimed at increasing inclusion across the district. Meryl is also a contributor on the Denver Public School Special Education Task Force. She has worked as a Special Education teacher for all grade levels, and continues to pursue her own education in her commitment to lifelong learning. Meryl is passionate in her belief that accessing appropriate curriculum for all students is at the core of our democracy. She is a seasoned negotiator in developing pathways to achieve desired outcomes for students and their families.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Hopkins has you covered. At Hopkins Education Services we offer a compassionate and professional level of support and guidance. From Advocate services that will explain your educational rights and provide expert support at stressful school meetings to Education Coaches who empower young learners to thrive in school and life. Don't forget about the Summer Explorers Program that challenges and excites the leaner in all, because learning doesn't take a vacation.

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